The Blessing. Council / archetype card. February 2009.
Blessing or maybe baptism. And Raven, usually so cocky, here is submissive to a greater power. And the web of life is behind everything. And the hands are holding a tiny prayer book. Maybe instead of Blessing, it's The One who Blesses. Maybe it's really the hand of God?
Looking at the Compassion card and this card together, I wrote in my journal:
I hold within me the polarities of life and death
fierceness and compassion
push towards integrity
the ability to provide balm for the pain for myself and for others, to access the greater power that is there within me and without me and the source of all creation.
Blessing card. The Hand of God. The Raven is whole, integral, and agreeing to acknowledge, bow down to the power of God, and receive Grace. The balm of water in the desert.
Feel strongly for the first time in a long, long time that the Grace of the Divine is within me.